The motley arrives at the club that Spring is inhabiting — The name isn’t important. It’s the Court of Spring now, and it reeks of it, the heady atmosphere of reveling and desire spinning through the air. It’s a little overwhelming to the group as they walk in — Cali especially. She quickly gets separated as she heads for the edges of the room, away from the dance floor, to compose herself. By contrast, Attacca is in his element, moving straight to the bar to gather information and try to meet with the Spring Queen. Moire is somewhere in between the two, following Attacca quietly but not having a panic attack, thank God.
Cali, with her striking looks and obvious moment of vulnerability, quickly attracts a slimeball. Literal slimeball. He makes advances despite Cali’s obvious state of distress, and Attacca and Moire, quick to notice Cali’s absence, go to assist — as well as a tall, silver-haired draconic changeling, with acrylic aquarium nails that gives the slimeball a good scare, and Cali, finding her courage, turns the scare into a terrified retreat with a well-placed threat.
The draconic changeling turns out to be the Spring Queen’s bodyguard, called Suzu, and ends up offering Cali a job as a bouncer the next time they need one, which ensures them a chance to talk to the Queen, as she handles that directly.